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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 34
 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
 

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts met at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Shawn Murphy, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: David Christopherson, Meili Faille, Daryl Kramp, Derek Lee, Hon. Shawn Murphy, Pascal-Pierre Paillé, Andrew Saxton, Bev Shipley, John Weston and Terence Young.

 

Acting Members present: Dean Allison for Bev Shipley and Andrew Kania for Bonnie Crombie.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Andrew Kitching, Analyst; Alex Smith, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: Office of the Auditor General of Canada: Sheila Fraser, Auditor General of Canada; John Wiersema, Deputy Auditor General. Australian National Audit Office: Barbara Cass, Executive Director, Performance Audit Services Group; Brandon Jarrett, Executive Director, Professional Services Branch.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, the Committee commenced consideration of the international peer review of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada.
 

Barbara Cass and Sheila Fraser made statements and, with Brandon Jarrett, answered questions.

 

At 4:22 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:25 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.
 

The Chair presented the Sixteenth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), the Committee undertake a study of the Fall 2009 Report of the Auditor General of Canada, following its tabling in the House of Commons; that the Auditor General of Canada be invited to appear in connection with this study; and that the meeting be televised, if possible;

2. That, in relation to the motion adopted on Thursday, May 7, 2009, the Committee resume consideration of the following draft reports prepared during the 39th Parliament:

  • Chapter 7, "Acquisition of Leased Office Space" of the May 2006 Report of the Auditor General of Canada (Place Victoria);
  • Chapter 3, "Human Resources Management - Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada" of the May 2007 Report of the Auditor General of Canada;

  • Chapter 1, "Safeguarding Government Information and Assets in Contracting" of the October 2007 Report of the Auditor General of Canada.
 

It was agreed, — That the report of the Subcommittee be concurred in.

 

At 4:27 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

 

At 4:28 p.m., the Committee resumed sitting in camera.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, April 23, 2009, the Committee resumed consideration of Chapter 5, "Passport Services - Passport Canada" of the 2009 Status Report of the Auditor General of Canada.
 

The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.

 

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

 

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: “Chapter 5, Passport Services - Passport Canada of the 2009 Status Report of the Auditor General of Canada”.

 

It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analyst be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

 

It was agreed, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

 

It was agreed, — That the Clerk of the Committee prepare and issue a press release following the presentation of the report in the House.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February 12, 2009, the Committee resumed consideration of Chapter 3, "Contracting for Professional Services - Public Works and Government Services Canada" of the December 2008 Report of the Auditor General of Canada.
 

The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.

 

At 5:25 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Joann Garbig
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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